People that come from states where marijuana is illegal have a “better” option, in the name of chemical weed. Its main advantages include its inability to show up in urine samples and the incredible high that a user gets. However, as it becomes obvious to the users later on, these advantages are short-lived as synthetic weed has very dire consequences.
Many synthetic drugs made after legal natural ones are legal and authorized by the FDA, but not synthetic marijuana. So if you take it, you are putting yourself at risk by taking something that is in the market illegally and something that can cause serious health risks, including death.
You will find synthetic weed in many different names like Spice and K2 being the most popular. It will try to sell as marijuana or a real sister to marijuana, but there is no relationship at all between the real marijuana and this stuff.
Yet people continue taking it. Why is that? Because of the only reason why many people take marijuana, to get a kick, a high like they have never experienced before. Believe it or not, a weed high is not something to take lightly because people have traveled to countries where smoking weed is legal. Thus, considering the gap between supply and the demand of the marijuana high, well, something was bound to start happening sooner than later. And it did. In the name of Spice, K2.
So how does K2 work? Just about the same way that the natural weed works, by binding the CB1 receptors in the brain and giving you a crazy high as a result. However, with the synthetic weed which is not natural but a chemical that also attaches to the same CB1 receptors with more effect than the natural cannabinoids.
Research has shown that chemical weed is up to 100 times more powerful than the natural cannabinoids. Therefore, it is only logical for one to expect the side effects to be as many times more dangerous. Vomiting, sight blackouts, high blood pressure, kidney problems, severe headaches, fast heart rates, chest pains and many more problems, including psychosis and death have been reported.
During the highly sophisticated process of the production of chemical cannabis, many things could go wrong. A higher than recommended portion of some of the solvents and chemicals used in the process can turn this drug to a killer. You sure do not want that.
Be careful of any packages that you find labeled “Not For Human Consumption” because it is definitely for human consumption. If you are traveling, do not even think of packing one into your hiking backpack because even if the authorities do not detect it, you will definitely do yourself more harm than good.
One smoke of the synthetic cannabinoids and you could be setting yourself up for an emergency room visit, or the grave. If natural weed is not legal in your state, you are better off not smoking anything. Wait until it is made legal.